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Remembering Carl Day

Remembering Carl Day

Carl Day, a longtime Dayton broadcaster and “The Voice of the National Aviation Hall of Fame,” passed away Nov. 17, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

Day, 72, acted as master of ceremonies for many Hall of Fame events, and lent his distinctive voice to videos of enshrines shown during annual enshrinement ceremonies. “We lost a dear friend and a true talent,” said Ron Kaplan, enshrinement director. “We all should be so brave as to fight the good fights, as Carl did again and again.”

Day, who graduated from high school in Fairborn, worked for every television station in Dayton, and won seven Emmy awards in his long career. “It was my delight to work with Carl again on enshrinement videos and stage production each year, plus various other projects to which he generously lent his skills and talent,” Kaplan added. “God Bless and Godspeed, Carl Day.”

Day’s voice is a familiar one to volunteers in the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s Learning Center, with his voice used in a number of audiovisual displays and exhibits. “He will surely be missed,” said Merle Nyman, a 1,000-hour volunteer.